Board Meetings -
Meetings are held at the offices of GRAEF-USA, 1150 Springhurst Dr., Ashwaubenon, on the second Wednesday of the month (4:30-6:00PM). There is no meeting in July.
Stacie Christel - PresidentThe hospitality industry has been in Stacie’s blood for over 20 years with her first job in Manitowoc through present day in Ashwaubenon. Stacie has been the Director of Sales at aloft Hotel Green Bay since March 2010. Prior to this, Stacie worked at the Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay for almost 11 years. She is actively involved in the Green Bay Area Lodging Association and serves as a De Pere Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 10 years Dale, playing summer-league softball, and traveling to new destinations.
Matt Sullivan - Vice President
Matt Sullivan owns and operates Express Employment Professionals if Green Bay, along with his wife, Kim Sullivan. Both met as students at St. Norbert College and are long-term residence of De Pere.
Jeff Erwin - Secretary
Jeff is the Senior Bank Manager of the Associated Bank office in Ashwaubenon. He has over 10 years of banking experience and has worked for Associated Bank since 2008, when he moved to Green Bay from Minnesota. He is also involved with the Allouez Optimist Club and serves on the Allouez Economic Development Committee.
He and his wife Bridget live in Allouez with their two daughters, Lucy and June.
Scott Ross - Treasurer
Scott Ross has served as CEO of Woodside Senior Communities since 2011. Woodside is a full contiuum of care campus serving the housing and health needs of over 300 seniors ranging from independent living through skilled nursing and rehabilitation.
Prior to joining Woodside, Scott served as CEO at Bethany Home, Inc. In Waupaca, Wisconsin and previously operated two family owned skilled nursing facilities in Escanaba, Michigan.
Carol VanVreede - Past PresidentCarol Van Vreede is CEO of Skyline Exhibit Resource, a full service trade show and event marketing company, specializing in creating exhibits and graphics for tradeshows, museums, lobbies and outdoor events. Carol is very involved in the community, and is serving, or has recently served on the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors, Green Bay Business Expo Chairman, Group Purchasing Board, Small Business Advisory Board, Ashwaubenon Business Association and Management Women. In her free time, Carol enjoys traveling to theme parks her children Bryce-17 and Addie-13. Favorite pastimes include boating, snow skiing, swimming, running and biking.
Susan Nagel - Board MemberSusan Nagel, Business Development Officer at Fox Communities Credit Union. Susan started with Fox in April of 2010; Fox Communities Credit Union is the 2nd largest Credit Union in North East Wisconsin serving their members in 9 counties with 17 branch locations.
Prior to joining Fox, Susan was in sales and sales management for 25 years. She was also an entrepreneur for 6 years, owning a drive thru espresso bar, cafe’ and chocolate fountain business.
Susan has been married to her husband John for 24 years, they have two children; Alyson age 22 and Chris age 19.
Kathy Hammer - Board MemberKathy Hammer grew up in Ashwaubenon and moved around the area living in DePere, Green Bay and on the Bay in Dycksville before returning to Ashwaubenon. Kathy is a Realtor at Mark D. Olejniczak Realty . She also owned a business in Ashwaubenon for 3 years at Bay Park Square Mall. Kathy is involved in the Chamber of Commerce, Brown County Builders Association and Business Networking International.
Jon Swanson - Board Member
Dr. Jon Swanson is a chiropractor/partner at Advantage Chiropractic Clinic of Green Bay. Jon is a native of the Northeastern Wisconsin originally from Wrightstown. Jon loves getting involved in the community and is involved in the Allouez Optimist club and is a member of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. In his free time, Jon loves to spend time with his wife Cassaundra and daughter Kendall. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
Brittney Dessart - Board Member
Brittney Dessart works in marketing as the SEG & Social Media Coordinator at PCM Credit Union- a credit union that goes above and beyond by providing member-owners benefits and advantages over other financial institutions. PCM Credit Union is a Select Employee Group (SEG)- based credit union, existing to serve its partnering companies and their families. Brittney primarily works with these companies to ensure they are informed of the benefits PCMCU membership can provide to them.
Her other roles include marketing the credit union on social media platforms. Brittney is coming up on her 5 year anniversary at PCMCU. She has lived in Green Bay her whole life, is recently engaged to her fiancé Nate, and enjoys spending time up north by the water, crafting, and playing with her dog, Eli. She is honored to now be a Board Member of the ABA.
Kristan Sanchez - Board Member
Kristan Sanchez is the Community Development Director with the Village of Ashwaubenon and has over 15 years of experience in architecture, planning, and development in the private sector. Kristan holds master’s degrees in both architecture and urban planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At the Village her role is both economic development and community development: increasing jobs and the tax base, and maintaining and improving our community and quality of life. She promotes our community as the best location to do business, and works with existing and new businesses interested in expanding or relocating, in order to help grow our economy.
Originally from Ashwaubenon, Kristan worked for firms in Chicago and Milwaukee before relocating from Waukesha with her husband, Mike, in 2013.
Dawn Spice - Administrator